Family Program: Poop! | Saturday, Sept. 6 | 2:00-4:00 | Poop can tell us so much, even though it can sometimes be so little! We will go on an adventure to find out who left their poop behind. You will see and touch real fossilized poop (called coprolite!) and dissect some to find out what the prehistoric creature ate. We’ll end with unicorn poop cookies! Registration & Payment Required by Sept. 4. More here.
Preschool Playday: Fireflies! | Saturday, Sept. 13 | 10-10:45 | The world is full of amazing insects that have unique adaptations, such as the firefly. Learn about fireflies; listen to an online narration of Eric Carle’s book, The Very Lonely Firefly; and create your own firefly craft along with the help of your favorite adult. We hope you can join us! More here.
Join us each month for this evening of special prices! Pay What You Can (PWYC) Museum admission from 5:00-8:00, and the 6:00 large-format film is just $5. If you can pay full price, great! If not, PWYC! You’ll never see a better price for our large-format films. Our next 3rd Friday film is Butterflies 3D.
Next 3rd Friday: Sept. 19! More here.
Free Solar Observing | Saturday, Sept. 20 | 11-Noon, weather permitting. Join us on our front patio on the third Saturday of each month. Use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun. It’s a great chance to get an up-close look at the star at the center of our solar system!
The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently announced the details for the Nebraska Passport Program. We made the cut! Hastings Museum was selected for the Can’t Get Enough Tour. Passports are available at our front desk. They come with a prize-entry sheet and a great map of all of the themed tours of Nebraska. There are prizes to be won, including a 60″ plasma TV. The program runs through September 30th.